Lynn here: Thanks for signing up for the “Beyond Happiness” Course.   I appreciate your commitment to learning and growing as an individual and as a therapist. This will be a really great class, and I am sure you’ll be glad to be on board. You may be eager to get to the sales cart and complete your registration. But before you move on, please let me ask you something.

Do you ever get “stuck” with a client, finding you aren’t making the progress you’d like?

Do you sometimes wish you could consult with someone who has a proven track record of results in psychotherapy?

Would you love to consult with me, and with other therapists, learning from each and sharing your  own points of wisdom?


I am creating a small, eight session consultation group that I am just offering to people who have signed up for the “Beyond Happiness” class.  I invite you to join.

We will have weekly live teleseminars, a website where only members of the consultation group can get together and discuss, and a chance to bounce challenges off me and also see what the group will say.

If you can’t make one of the meetings, you may download it and listen when it is convenient.     

Obviously, the size of this group is strictly limited. I just cannot take a lot of people, and the spaces are limited. Some spots are already spoken for, so if you really want to get the most from this, I encourage you to join me in this consultation group today. Once it is full, enrollment will be closed.   

The investment is reasonable, and at the end of the eight sessions, I will provide you with a letter suitable for submitting to the licensing board, attesting to your participation in the consultation group.  

I asked you if you’d like to consult with someone with a proven track record. Sounds provocative! What do I mean about a proven track record? Well, at the risk of sounding arrogant, I have two publications in refereed journals showing my own results.

In an article in the journal Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, I showed that my average client was fully recovered by the end of the fourth session, and that, coincidentally, the average client stayed with me for four to five (4.7 mean) sessions.   LambertThen Mike Lambert found out that I was using his OQ-45 as an outcome measure. He was excited about that, because I was one of the first to adopt his measure, and so he lynn's outcomesharvested a lot of data from my files, and compared my response rate with a large counseling center in the western U.S. As you can see, they are comparing apples to apples. I am an experienced therapist. I am compared with experienced therapists. I think I come off looking pretty darn good, would you agree? By the third session, 47% of my clients are fully recovered! In a comparison group with similarly experienced therapists, it took them 24 sessions to reach the same outcome. Mike told me that graph causes consternation among outcome researchers. He said that they couldn’t believe it. By the third session, 47% were fully recovered? Impossible!  But it was true. I was there.  The key was that I was doing two things to make myself a solid therapist with good outcomes.

First, I was practicing the skills I had gotten from some of the country’s best therapists. I spent a lot of time and, frankly, paid a great deal of money, to get training and consultation from people like Ernst Beier, Bob Finley, John Weakland, and, of course, Milton Erickson. I also had training and supervision with many of Erickson’s students. So when it came to being good at brief therapy, I had paid my dues.  Practice counts.  But I also learned a secret. One-on-one supervision was often a waste of money. As I got better, I found I wasn’t having as many problems. Too many times I was just reporting that my cases were making solid progress and I was pretty pleased and happy. Not a lot of learning there.  So at the Brief Therapy Center in Palo Alto, California, I learned that group consultation was just as good. In fact, in some ways it was better. Maybe my own cases were marching along. But someone in the group was always stuck. When I saw another therapist faced with a challenging case, I learned from modeling and example. Often, I ran into a similar patient dilemma months later, and I had a powerful method for getting through that stuck point, right there in my “tool box.” Second, I was using outcome measures. I will show each person in the group the tools I have used, including an alliance measure I wrote myself. One of my students ran a nice outcome study with my own alliance measure, the Session Rating Scale, and found it was very good at predicting psychotherapy outcomes.  You will get a copy of this tool and we’ll discuss and model using it.   ONLINE CONSULTATION GROUP This is the first time I have ever done this. Yet, it is clearly something I should do. I invite you to be part of this groundbreaking group. Well, groundbreaking for me, and I hope for you.  The fee for eight sessions is $237. That is pretty reasonable, less than $30 per meeting. You can’t go to the movies without spending that much or more!    “Who is the group aimed at?” I see this as mostly appropriate for coaches, therapists, counselors of all types. But on the other hand, anyone who needs to help others make good decisions, anyone who wants to raise their own motivation or help others be more motivated . . . and who doesn’t face that at some point? . . . anyone who wants to be more effective at leading or influencing, should find genuine value here.    “But what if I can’t listen in when you have the consultation group?” Each group meeting will be recorded and you can download it right off the website and listen when it is convenient.   “What time of day will this be?” I will try several different times, so everyone should find some times work for them, as well as recording and posting the meeting. Please let me remind you: This is a limited group, and once it is full, I will take no more participants. You have shown the kind of “mastery” drive to sign up for the 7 hour class, so this would clearly be something that you will want to do. If now is not a good time, I can’t guarantee I will do this again. I will try. That is all I can say. But if now is a good time, and you want to really master and get a deeper perspective on the tools in the class, as well as some tools I will only offer through this group, sign up now and assure your spot. As soon as the group is full, this page will be replaced with a page that will say “Sorry, the consultation group is full.”  You liked the videos I put up. You liked the idea of learning more about happiness and beyond. So here is your chance to get in on a live consultation group. If you help one patient that you might have struggled with, the group will be a worthwhile experience.   [aio_button align=”left” animation=”none” color=”red” size=”medium” icon=”none” text=”Sign me Up!” relationship=”dofollow” url=”″]   PS: If you doubt my assertion that I have two articles in print on my own outcomes, here they are: Johnson, L.D. & Shaha, S. (1996). Continuous Quality Improvement in Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice 33, 225-236. Lambert, M. J., Okiishi, J., Finch, A. E., & Johnson, L. D. (1998). Outcome assessment: From conceptualization to implementation. Professional Psychology, 29, 63-70.   SIGNUP BUTTON   PPS: Scott Miller is recognized as one of the world-class experts in psychotherapy outcomes. He has established Feedback Informed Therapy as an evidence-based treatment, according to SAMSHA: scott_miller So you may be interested in what he has to say:

“In every book I’ve written, I’ve always included a thank you to Dr. Lynn Johnson. That’s because he is responsible in many ways for the research and writing I’ve done over the last 25 years. When I was a young, broke, but motivated graduate student, Lynn graciously (and free of charge) offered to both supervise and allow me to watch him work from behind his one-way mirror.

“Since graduating, I’ve stayed in contact with my mentor, always inspired by his interests, seeking his input, and learning from his example. While remaining firmly grounded in science, he is forever pushing the boundaries, keeping his work at the cutting edge. His interest?  Effective and efficient treatment.

“You will benefit greatly, as I did, from any opportunity to be engaged with Lynn in a mentor or supervisory relationship. Don’t miss this opportunity.”

Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.
Director, International Center for Clinical Excellence

  SIGNUP BUTTON   WHAT WILL WE LEARN? I will share some material I do not teach in my workshops. You will get:

– A “readiness to change” model that students rate as one of the best tools they learn in supervision.

– A white paper on how to use “readiness to change” to help organizations, businesses, and nonprofits to shift to greater success and work through personal conflicts. 

– Outcome measurement tools that I have used, and you can start using right away. You also get Scott’s simplification of the OQ-45 which is fast and easy and reliable. 

– My own alliance measure, and Scott Miller’s simplification of my measure.

– Consultation on the skills you learn in class, a chance to discuss how they are helping your own clients.

– Lifestyle interventions that support and fit with the class material, but go beyond the class. 

– A chance to “stump the consultant” with your own cases.

I think this will be a great experience. If you are unhappy after the second week, ask for a “no questions asked” refund. Money back guarantee, no problem. I only want people who are happy with my approach and style. Sign up today, save your spot in this limited group. -Lynn SIGNUP BUTTON